Nigera’s immediate former President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Dr Akinwumi Adesina and Ms Aruma Oteh on their appointments at the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the World Bank respectively. The duo were in the former president economic team.
These appointments, Jonathan said, serve as a testimony to the fact that his administration had a good economic team.
Akinwunmi, who was Jonathan’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, has just assumed duty as the president of the AfDB while Oteh, who was the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission, was appointed as the treasurer and vice president of the World Bank.
In separate letters of congratulations to Adesina and Oteh, which Jonathan personally signed, the former President described them as high achievers and Nigeria’s worthy ambassadors.
On Adesina’s choice as AfDB chief, Jonathan said: “Given your exemplary record of performance, while serving as the minister of Agriculture and Rural Development in my cabinet, I have no doubt that you will deploy your energy and the bank’s resources to ensure that Africa experiences a new era of accelerated development.
The former President, in a letter to Oteh, praised the former SEC chief’s profound knowledge of capital markets, describing her as conversant with the challenges of the economies of emerging markets.